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PointCentral: Smart Home Upgrades for Vacation Rentals on St. George

 On St. George Island, we’re excited to have partnered with PointCentral, a leading provider of smart home solutions that offer improved efficiency and security for vacation rentals.

Remote door lock controls, tracked access, and constantly-monitored HVAC systems are just a few of the benefits that the PointCentral partnership offers RVP property owners. Below are just some of the highlights of this new system.

RVP Homeowners can complete the PointCentral equipment survey until Wednesday, April 12. Please contact your OL with any questions!

Homeowner Benefits -

Security

  • Key-less access with illuminated keypad
  • Guest codes created and automated by reservation data-including changes
  • Cellular based communications, no Wi-Fi
  • Monitoring of all staff and vendors who enter property with 90 day audit trail
  • Sytem audits unoccupied properties nightly and ensures doors are locked
  • power outage and repeated failed access attempt notifications
  • Remote lock/unlock of property by authorized personnel for lockouts

Energy

  • Smart Thermostat temperature automated around reservations-Unoccupied temp & guest arrival temp (heat or cool).
  • Ability to set limits on Smart Thermostat temperature for min/max for both AC and heat modes
  • Adjust min/max settings remotely from PC software
  • Alerts sent for temperatures detected outside normal range (possible HVAC failure) - know before the guest checks in
  • Ability to see all thermostat readings & usage in real time to diagnose issues for guest complaints (save on service calls)
  • Nightly audit of unoccupied properties to ensure the Smart Thermostat is set at the correct temp to save energy (heat or cool)
  • Rental manager can adjust HVAC from PointCentral software
  • Optional door contacts available that can shut off AC or set temp back based on door being left open for a specified amount of time

FAQ's

  • Will the new locks withstand the climate? Yes, we use a "Marine Grade" lock by Yale that was designed specifically for this purpose.
  • Can I pick my own code? No, all codes are 6-digit randomly created codes for security. Your code will no longer expire annually .
  • What if the power/cellular connection goes out? The lock will still have all user and emergency codes stored in it and will work as normal. The thermostat functions the same as a traditional thermostat in this situation.
  • How is the system installed? The cellular gateway will be hidden from plain view. The lock and thermostat use standard fittings so no modification should be needed. Original hardware will be stored for future use.
  • What if the lock just stops working? There are backup keys for each lock if needed.
  • Is this a security system? No, but we will have complete record of every entry for 90 days in the event of an issue. This is recorded by username in the system.
  • How much will we save on energy? PointCentral has seen a 15% average for users in our area for energy savings due to the automation of the system
  • Can i control it myself? No, the system is set up to run automatically with our reservations software in order to maximize the benefits and security.

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